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William Alfred IVEY

Regimental number5118
Place of birthBroken Hill New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address41 Vivian Street, Boulder, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinAunt, Mrs A Easterbrook, 41 Vivian Street, Boulder, Western Australia
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 5 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919

Military Medal

'On night 24th/25th April 1918 during a counter-attack by their Battalion on strong enemy positions south of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX these N.C.Os and men [IVEY, 2001 C.C. PARSONS, 2190 C. PRICE and 3834 W.J. JACKSON], who are Signal Linesmen, under heavy shell and machine gun fire continually worked at repairing the telephone lines which were constantly out by heavy enemy fire. The amount of information received by Battalion and Brigade Headquarters was due to the untiring energy of these men and their absolute disregard for their own personal safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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